Bank Behind That “Fearless Girl” Statue Systemically Discriminated Against Hundreds of Female Employees. I Wish I Were Even a Little Surprised
Today in 'unsurprising hypocrisy'
We're not new to the idea that some people use feminism and other forms of perceived wokeness as a sort of commodified deflection shield, attempting to buy themselves goodwill they can then exploit by trampling those they claim to support. This is not something we haven't seen before. But this story of the Wall Street bank that commisioned the "Fearless Girl" statue discriminating against hundreds of women is so over the top it feels like it needs to be from The Onion.Read More
Rebel Wilson sued Bauer Media for defamation and has just been awarded a record sum.Read More
A family in Orange County, California has filed a lawsuit against their daughter's private school, alleging that they discriminated against her for being transgender.Read More
In what sounds like something you'd be more likely to hear in an argument between Bond movie geeks rather than a courtroom, a judge has decided to allow a lawsuit on whether or not a box set of Bond movies actually contains all the Bond movies it should. ... They left Quantum of Solace out, didn't they? That's fair.Read More
As expected, Oliver got hit by a lawsuit yesterday that claimed he staged a “meticulously planned attempt to assassinate the character and reputation” of Murray Energy CEO Bob Murray.Read More
Back in October, we reported about a lesbian couple in Honolulu, HI, Courtney Wilson and Taylor Guerrero, who'd been arrested for kissing in a grocery store. They have finally gotten some justice.Read More
Because I know someone's going to say it: whether you like Kesha's career and the music she makes is not the point here.Read More
Staten Island attorney Richard A. Luthmann has requested "trial by combat" in response to a civil suit brought against him and a client, and it doesn't sound like the guy is kidding around. Apparently, this practice never got officially abolished in our Constitution, which is probably something that we should get around to, one of these days.Read More
Remember Isabella Tanikumi, who’s suing Disney for $250 million because they allegedly ripped off her life story for Frozen? Yeah. We weren't buying it, and neither is Disney. It is appropriate to say "BURRRRRRN" when we're talking about a movie called Frozen?Read More
The jig is up, Louisa May. Cease your chicanery forthwith!
I'm p. much done with writing about Frozen, but I think it's important to put this one out there as a PSA for all lawsuit-happy trolls: Isabella Tanikumi has got you beat. The author recently filed a $250 million lawsuit against Disney alleging that Frozen was based not on Hans Christian Anderson's Snow Queen but on her autobiography Yearnings of the Heart. Audacious, no?Read More
Today in Depressing
So we can just sue anybody for anything now? Is that how it works?
A Nova Scotia woman is suing the company whose driver hit her with his dump truck. Since personal injury law isn't typically something we cover on Geekosystem, I feel like it's worth mentioning that she's suing because she claims her injuries have prevented her from using Facebook.Read More
There's An Apparate For That
Dragon Con is held at the same Mariott hotel in Atlanta every year, so the people behind Volpin Props decided to get extra-creative and dress up as the unusual-looking carpet that every con-goer knows and... well, tolerates. It was a huge hit with everyone -- right up until the carpet designers slapped them with a Cease & Desist. Womp womp.Read More
It's the latest in frivolous lawsuit technology.
Record label Ministry of Sound is suing music service Spotify because its users can create playlists that mimic MoS's compilation albums and share those playlists with friends. Lest you think the United States has a monopoly on dumb lawsuits, this is all happening in the U.K.Read More
Apple abandons lawsuit against Amazon
You say App Store, I say Appstore. Apple has decided to call the whole thing off, and has dropped its lawsuit against Amazon for infringing on its trademark for its digital software retail distribution service -- see how much easier it is to just say app store? Apple's lawyers have decided that they don't need a court to tell them that combining "app" and "store" does not make a unique and distinguishable brand, and that it's a lost cause to keep people from referring to a store that sells apps as an app store.Read More